Bike Fest 2012 is currently seeking community partners and sponsors. Bike Fest depends on businesses and organizations like yours to help make Bike Fest a successful community event. It’s not too late to participate! Here’s how you can be a part of the fun.
Host a Bike to Work Station
We are asking the business community to host Bike to Work stations during the week of April 9th through 13th. A Bike to Work station offers bike commuters a fun incentive to commute. You can give discounts as you see fit to any bike commuters who stops in during the dates mentioned above. Other ideas:
- offer free doughnuts, bananas or bagels for your employees and customers who bike commute. Or you can
- make your station funkier with some live music, informational booths, and/or raffles. You could even
- partner with a nearby bike shop and offer free bike tune-ups.
As a partner/sponsor, you have the authority to choose the time period your station is open and how many days you offer incentives, depending on what you offer and the commuters you want to attract. Our advertising will drive commuters to your location. Many businesses see a lot of new faces show up during Bike to Work Week – faces that become patrons of your business in the months/years following.
Participate in the Bike to Work Celebration
Your business or organization is invited to host an informational booth at the Bike to Work Week grand finale celebration. This event will be held from 7am-9am on Friday, April 13th. Based on previous years, we anticipate hundreds to turn out for the party, which will include free breakfast goodies, music, info booths, giveaways, and an awards ceremony.
Hold a Bike Fest Event
Many businesses and individuals in years past have held amazing events such as Bike to the Zoo, New Riders Bike Rides, Bike Beautiful, and much more. Be creative. Check out the list of events we have so far and see how you can participate. We welcome grassroots as well as more organized events. In addition, there are a number of existing events that you or your organization can volunteer for, such as Cyclovia Tucson of the Bike to Work Week Celebration.
There are many benefits to participating in Bike Fest 2011 and Bike to Work Week. Your company logo will be placed on all of our Bike to Work Week materials and website. A Bike to Work station will attract potential customers and build community support. Bike Fest offers your business the opportunity to connect with a large and growing bicycle community that looks forward to these events each year – a community with company loyalty. You will receive our bike-friendly business window decal, known throughout the city, positioning your company as one that supports community and environmental health.
Spread the Word
You can help get the word out about Bike Fest by downloading our 2012 Bike Fest Poster (below) and posting it at your office, business, or any locations you can think of.
Download 2012 Bike Fest Poster (8.5×11″ format)
Download 2012 Bike Fest Poster (11×17″ format)